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'5th Wave' trailer: Chloe Grace Moretz battles alien invaders

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Chloe Grace Moretz is humanity’s latest teenage savior in the first trailer for The 5th Wave, Sony’s big-screen adaptation of the post-apocalyptic young-adult novel by Rick Yancey.

The first installment of a planned trilogy, The 5th Wave tells the story of 16-year-old Cassie (Moretz), one of the few humans to have survived four stages of a systematic alien invasion that fried the power grid, caused massive natural disasters, spread a pandemic virus, and put extraterrestrial boots on the ground.

There’s more bad news: The invaders, who can inhabit and control human hosts, are readying a fifth wave of attacks. Against that backdrop, Cassie is trying to rescue her kid brother and — this being a YA story — navigating a potential love triangle.

Will humankind succeed? We’ll find out when The 5th Wave, directed by J. Blakeson, hits theaters Jan. 15. Watch the trailer below.

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